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Quiver Full Of Arrows, A Mass Market Paperback – Jan 1 1993


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperTorch (1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061007153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061007156
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.4 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,024,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Retirementguy on April 16 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Some of the short stories were a fun read, but not his best work. Stick to his full length novels
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By Gail Cooke TOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 23 2006
Format: Audio CD
Versatile, popular, and appealing British actor Marvin Jarvis has produced and narrated a number of books in the U.K. Recently, he came across the pond to narrate audiobooks - it's about time! His reading of "A Quiver Full of Arrows" is on point. Of course, you need a bit of a British accent, which he has as well as the ability to deliver Archer's absorbing plots with style and skill. Long recognized for his theatre and film work, he has also been dubbed a Golden Voice by Audio File Magazine.
Jarvis is a boon companion for these stories that take us throughout the world - London, China, New York, Nigeria. Listeners may be reminded of Archer's "A Twist in the Tale," as this, too, is a collection of short tales running the gamut from suspense to romance to skullduggery to financial power.
We find ourselves at Sotheby's where bidders are shown an ancient ivory Chinese statue. What secrets it holds! One cannot the effect this has on the lives of a young couple. With the speed of light we're transported to a lavish New York apartment and a festive party with A-List guests who are surprised by those they meet again.
Ever the clever storyteller, Archer's settings play a large part in his scenarios. "A Quiver Full of Arrows" is especially rich with mysterious places in far-off lands.
Enjoy the journeys!
- Gail Cooke
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By john on Feb. 13 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Jeffrey Archer has impressively compiled together 'A Quiver Full of Arrows'. These arrows are anything but blunt and leave a meaningful impact on their readers. Known for his "natural aptitude for short stories" according to The Times, Archer has once again produced an absorbing book full of memorable stories.
The settings of the twelve tales in this book are wonderfully presented, whether it be lost in Ancient Bethlehem or stranded in a Brazilian hotel. It is evident that prior to writing, Jeffrey Archer researched the various setting locations and time periods. Unlike renowned John Grisham, Archer's writings reflect over a variety of topics including love, politics, and humor. Therefore, it is more likely that this book will appeal to you, unless you find reading about 50-year old lawyers fascinating.
You can't talk about Jeffrey Archer without referring to his expertise in writing endings. Unlike most other stories, which end in typical, lovey-dovey fashion, Archer's endings always have unexpected twists, and the ones in 'A Quiver Full of Arrows' are not exceptions. After reading the book's first story, 'The Chinese Statue', I found myself flipping back through the pages to reread it. The ending of this short, yet meaningful story adds a whole new perspective. This can be said about the other 11 entries. To truly understand a piece in this book, you must read it again and again; it astounds me how much depth Jeffrey Archer puts into his writing.
All in all, 'A Quiver Full of Arrows' is a top-class read for everyone; I have yet to find a collection of short stories that is more appealing. It is a noteworthy two hour read that is sure to change your perspective on life. You'll have a hard time peeling your eyes off this one.
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By john on Feb. 13 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Jeffrey Archer has impressively compiled together 'A Quiver Full of Arrows'. These arrows are anything but blunt and leave a meaningful impact on their readers. Known for his "natural aptitude for short stories" according to The Times, Archer has once again produced an absorbing book full of memorable stories.
The settings of the twelve tales in this book are wonderfully presented, whether it be lost in Ancient Bethlehem or stranded in a Brazilian hotel. It is evident that prior to writing, Jeffrey Archer researched the various setting locations and time periods. Unlike renowned John Grisham, Archer's writings reflect over a variety of topics including love, politics, and humor. Therefore, it is more likely that this book will appeal to you, unless you find reading about 50-year old lawyers fascinating.
You can't talk about Jeffrey Archer without referring to his expertise in writing endings. Unlike most other stories, which end in typical, lovey-dovey fashion, Archer's endings always have unexpected twists, and the ones in 'A Quiver Full of Arrows' are not exceptions. After reading the book's first story, 'The Chinese Statue', I found myself flipping back through the pages to reread it. The ending of this short, yet meaningful story adds a whole new perspective. This can be said about the other 11 entries. To truly understand a piece in this book, you must read it again and again; it astounds me how much depth Jeffrey Archer puts into his writing.
All in all, 'A Quiver Full of Arrows' is a top-class read for everyone; I have yet to find a collection of short stories that is more appealing. It is a noteworthy two hour read that is sure to change your perspective on life. You'll have a hard time peeling your eyes off this one.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
In reading the reviews of other reviewers, I have to wonder if we are reading the same collection. I am looking at the UK edition (which is 265 pages). This is a collection of 12 short stories of various length and subject matter. As the author notes, 11 of the stories are based on real incidents. I personally found the stories to be entertaining (Jeffrey Archer is one of my favorite authors). It is an easy reading collection, and the type I refer to commuters who are looking for something to read in installments (also something to take along on an airline).
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